Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Chocolate Coconutty Superfood Bark

Uh oh... You know when you make something and as soon as you taste it you are immediately addicted? This is it.

This is what's been gaining me brownie points with in-laws, compliments at dinner with friends and has been keeping my chocolate lovin' boyfriend happy. And to make it even better it's actually healthy!

I can't take all the credit though. I first saw this idea over at Edible Perspective where Ashley did a post on Coconut Butter Bark. I thought it was such a good idea that I had to make a version of my own. So with inspiration from her recipe and from my Superfood Fudge recipe this was born: 

Chocolate Coconutty Superfood Bark

Inspired by this recipe and this recipe

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter (200g)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (solid)
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • small handful chopped almonds

  • Gently melt the coconut butter and oil in a saucepan over low heat until smooth.
  • Add cocoa powder, vanilla and stevia and stir to combine. (You don't need a lot of stevia in this.)
  • Add in hemp seeds and mix together. 
  • Pour into a 8 inch square pan (or Tupperware container) and sprinkle goji berries and chopped almonds over the top. 
  • Place in the freezer to set. It should take around 30 minutes. 
  • Crack into pieces and eat! Can be stored in the fridge - I prefer the freezer as it has a better crunch. 

Once again the options are endless here. You could add so many things to this so get creative and let me know what you come up with! I'd love to hear your ideas.

You can see this recipe over at Wellness Weekend.


  1. When you say coconut butter, what exactly do you mean? I have coconut oil, but I have not seen coconut butter. Is it the same as coco butter? Please let me know. It looks great!!

    1. Hi Therese! The two are a little different.

      Coconut butter is basically pureed coconut flesh and coconut oil is the extracted oil from the coconut. You can buy it at health food shops or make your own if you have a good food processor. It's really easy. Try this out:


      Let me know how you go!